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the president's children. jacqueline? >> reporter: well, the congressman nancy pelosi is calling the plan clear and concrete steps to tackle gun violence. however, she knows the president's plan will be a big lift split ceam. >> this is our -- politically. >> this is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe. >> reporter: president obama is asking congress to act quickly. with shooting victims and families of those who have been killed in the front row, obama proposed mandatory background checks for all gun purchases, a ban on military style assault weapons and magazines holding more than 10 rounds and stricter penalties on gun trafficking. >> if there's even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> reporter: the president's plan calls for more school resource officers, counselors and better access to mental health care. he's urging americans demand congress act. >> stand up and say enough. we suffered too much pain. >> reporter: a spokesman for house speaker john boehner tells me if the senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that the national
of newtown, connecticut told us the time for action is now. >> congresswoman nancy pelosi and other lawmakers heard from a panel. she wiped away tears as she spoke about the ordeal at sandy hook elementary school and the bravery of the slain teachers and students. she read a letter urging congress to pass a ban on assault weapons. the head of the nra said he disagrees on some of the proposals such as restrictions on high capacity magazines. >> somebody needs 80, 90s -- [ talking at the same time ] >> if they are at the range, shooting in the competitions they do. i don't need one, you don't but we are not everybody. >> he says he wants to see more security at schools. also supports putting violent mentally people on a database. ktvu viewers have been weighing in. she says such a good message from the president. lets put it into action. he says these laws is fine, however they aren't going to make the crazy people less crazy. you can join the conversation if you like, visit our facebook wall and tell us what you think about the proposal. just "like" ktvu channel 2. >>> police are hoping a sket
by the inauguration bash and i dot to speak to nancy pelosi and john garamandi, to find out what they need to do to reese deuce bipartisanship. >> we will get one more, 50 new democrats and our message to them is to reach out to the republican colleague and try to find common ground. >> i hope we can pull this off. the country has to move beyond the artificial christ cease. >> reporter: also -- crises. >> reporter: there was a concert last night. alicia keys, bradley paisley and the cast of agree. >>> as i mentioned, the president will be worn in, in two hours at the white house by supreme court justice john roberts. coming up next hour, we will be hearing from barbara boxer and ellen corbett to find out what they would like to see next happen in the next term of president obama. reporting from washington d.c., i am tori campbell, ktvu. >>> can you briefly touch on the energy out there compared to four years ago? >> well, i wasn't here four years ago and i was talking to people that were. they said still a lot of buzz and he can sitement. that is pretty typical for a second term. it is still exp
in the washington court hotel for the golden state inaugural bash. nancy pelosi says she is not only proud of the president's election. >> woman, minorities, lgbt communie up a majority of the house democrats. that is quite a remarkable thing. >> pelosi says she is hopeful that the house will come together with moderate republicans working with democrats. >>> the mayors of san francisco, san josi and oakland are all in town for the inauguration. mayors ed lee, chuck reed and jean quan are just a handful of the politicians from california braving that east coast chill for the big festivities. ktvus a ken pritchel and torrey campbell will have live reports beginning tomorrow morning and through inauguration day on monday. >>> president obama use his weekly address to pish his plan for tougher gun controls. >> we have a strong tradition of gun ownership in this country and the vast majority of gun owners act responsibly, but i also believe most gun owners agree that we can respect the 2nd amendment while keeping an irresponsible lawbreaking few from causing harm on a massive scale. >> on t
president. shepard: nancy pelosi's chief of staff lead the first children along. saw shaand malia. you have a bit of personal story about one of them. taller older, of the two plays basketball with ab's children. she is 6'1". >> malia is wearing flats and almost as tall as her mother and father. watching the girls grow up in these four years is an incredible thing. look at them so beautiful in their blue, purple, and raspberry purple coats today. looking so elegant and so grown-up. shepard: you think about the bush girls and chelsea clinton, now these two living under the spotlight that is the white house and seeing members of the first family. i think people on either side of the political aisle would say these girls are pretty impressive. >> i think their parent are due some credit for keeping them, keeping them out of the spotlight but at the same time, you do see them now and then engaging at events in the white house. engaging in volunteer work out in the communities. meeting other children. and i think they are, you know, it is a prif enare and a burden to be a first child, that's for
. the fact, there's still a republican house and a democratic senate. >> i talked to nancy pelosi earlier being out here and i asked her about the chance dash is there any chance they will be able to get rid of the logjam in washington, d.c. i know the politics are set aside during the inauguration but they have to start to get along. >> maybe one on immigration reform. that's one i sense, the chamber of commerce has been pushing on it. but we'll see on that. when it comes to gay rights, for example, what exactly does he want to do? that's the details i think we don't know about. as you well know, just mentioning something and putting it on the table, not only excites the supporters but then puts attention on it. but, of course, the congress only has so much oxygen on so many issues and i think the gun violence issue is gonna take a lot of attention and a lot of energy from this white house in the months ahead. >> we talked in the past how you need to pick your battles and see how much political you want to burn. and there's the economy, the jobs which was his focus for the first term. >>
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